Would you drive for a small company that advertises their non-eld glider kit trucks?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by A Bug, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. MX127

    MX127 Bobtail Member

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    Try it out, pre emission motors seldom kick engine codes, no pumping def is a great thing.
     
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  2. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    I’m sure a few guys have done it and gotten away with it but that seems like a lot of trouble to go to when an emissions motor can be deleted by someone intending to be a scofflaw anyway, basically leaving you in the same spot. That is a bummer they are closing that loophole to do legal gliders but there will always be somebody selling one in the used market.
     
  3. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

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    Just talked with the recruiter. They pay 45 cents a mile and it is 1099. So that is maybe equivalent to 41 cents a mile (which is what I am making right now) payed as a w2?

    Route will be something like from Kodak Tn to Detroit Mi, Atlanta Ga, and some place in Florida.Home for your 34 hour reset most weeks.

    The positives are I will no longer be chaining and strapping down flatbeds since their main customer is swaggerty sausage company, they are about five miles from my home, and I get the convenience of paper logs.

    I do not really know if it is worth it or not. I will go and see the place and hopefully be able to talk to some of their drivers before jumping on board here.

    What do you guys think?
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I think it's illegal. They will be pushing to break HOS, because why else would they advertise the lack of ELD?
    They are also likely illegal on other stuff like pay, maintenance and such.

    And .45 is more like .30 after additional taxes and required fees. You can do better at Swift....
    Your CDL is too valuable to let them trash it for pennies...
     
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  5. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    I agree with this and stopped reading after he said it was a 1099 company.
     
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  6. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

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    1099 means I have to pay an extra 7.65% for social security right? What other costs are there besides the lack of company health benefits?
     
  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Depending on jurisdiction...
    Remember as a 1099 you are stating you are one small business working with another, so you must meet all the small business taxes.
    Around here it's a higher tax rate than personal taxes, plus required things like unemployment and various others. It's not just the extra social security.

    You are missing the big point though. It's illegal from the get go. Why volunteer to work for a company running illegally in this day and age? It's too easy to work for a decent paying company that won't have you trash your CDL in a year so you can't work anywhere else...

    If you need help looking for a legal job that pays well, I'm sure @Chinatown will be happy to help if you state what city home is, type of work desired,experience and any current dings (wrecks, citations, etc) on your CDL if any. You can be working at a legal place starting Monday if you put a little effort into it.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    He's a little east of Knoxville, so plenty of jobs available.
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    According to the brand new, up to date laws written specifically for the eld requirements, it is legal to put a pre eld engine in a newer truck and be exempt. This law also works both ways, if you put a newer engine in an older truck, then you have to run eld.

    I am switching trucks out tomorrow, to get back in one that does not require eld, so I can run more than 8 days a month if I want to.
     
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Nothing in ELD law in regards to swapping engines. The closest is a guidance stating gliders use the engine model year, not the truck model year.
     
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